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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone a professional video calibrator?

In the next few weeks I would like to get my projector calibrated. I have looked at getting into it myself but it's not something you can really dabble in without spending a grand or two on equipment.

Anyone here ISF of THX certified and looking to make some side money?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 10:51 AM
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Is there really a problem with the picture?

The reason I ask is because I have been to several homes where somebody has had their TV "professionally calibrated". And then I am there the next day for a "poor picture quality" service call.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 06:11 AM
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Save yourself the money. Go and purchase a DVD called AVIA. It's a A/V calibration disc used by most audiophiles. It works good. Hell, you can even use the THX Optimizer on any Star Wars DVD and it will get you in the ball park for both audio and video.

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I'm definitely not anywhere close to certified, but would be more than willing to give you a hand if you like. Just let me know.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 10:57 AM
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If you change your settings, make sure you write down what they are now in case you don't like the new ones.

I have seen projectors calibrated and wind up looking substantially worse than the factory settings I.M.O.
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If you change your settings, make sure you write down what they are now in case you don't like the new ones.

I have seen projectors calibrated and wind up looking substantially worse than the factory settings I.M.O.
That was my point. It has become part of my narrative when taking a problem description for anything related to a dark picture/poor picture quality.

Years ago, I used to do delivery/setup of TVs, I used to get asked to set the color by the customer. I would tell people that I can set it up to how I like it but they may not like it that way. Everyone's eyes are different, not to mention their preferences. Best thing I could do was give them instruction on how to adjust it themselves.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 04:25 PM
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Have you checked AVSforums for your model projector... I have had good luck using the video settings that the community comes up with there, at least it is usually a better starting point than factory.

^ditto on writing the stock settings down, especially is you are going into the service menu to make changes.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 03:58 PM
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Have you checked AVSforums for your model projector... I have had good luck using the video settings that the community comes up with there, at least it is usually a better starting point than factory.

^ditto on writing the stock settings down, especially is you are going into the service menu to make changes.
Yea, and you know what most of those guys recommend. The same thing I did in my previous post. AVIA

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